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Spring 2000

Volume 15, Issue 4


From balloons to satellites, peeking at the enemy from above has been an ever-evolving part of warfare

To build the world’s first hand-held calculator, a Texas Instruments team had to produce integrated circuits a hundred times as complex as any that had come before. And that was just the beginning.

It sounds like a marriage made in heaven, but it took nearly two decades for the radio to learn to live with each other

How do you figure out what makes a Strad so great? And then how do you attempt to duplicate that greatness?

The man who wrote Common Sense was just as much of a revolutionary in the field of engineering

At Merck Laboratories scientists had to fight a succession of long losing battles before finally achieving a standoff with the virus

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